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On 27 July 2015 at 14:59, Pine W <> wrote:
> I had a roundtable discussion last night with some Wikimedians and other
> sympathizers, and was persuaded that the best way to handle this matter
> might indeed be for the community to delete the files in question and/or to
> block the uploader for alleged bad-faith behavior. This still leaves me
> wondering if WMF Legal could be involved in the legal defense of the
> reusers if they acted in good faith in attempting to comply with the
> license terms as they understood them on Commons.
> Regarding Jan-Bart's point, I was thinking in the context of WMF's $68
> million budget and specifically of the reactive capacity that is built in;
> it seems to me that attention to this situation is a good use of that
> reactive capacity with a de minimis effect on the big picture in terms of
> cost. But I should have chosen my words more carefully, and I agree with
> Jan-Bart that some community (and WMF) requests and demands for other
> people's time can be excessively resource-intensive, particularly regarding
> use of volunteer time.
> Thanks,
> Pine


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